InterSearch has extensive expertise in the Automotive industry worldwide. Given it is one of strongest sectors; it currently represents approximately 30% of our cross-border capability globally.
The Automotive Group is very active at both an international and local level for a clientele that includes manufacturing, distribution and sales organizations operating in the following sectors:
With a career spanning over 30 years, Maria Elena “Malena” Juarez is a long-standing, well-recognized professional in the Executive Search consultancy field in Mexico. Her career includes work of two decades as a Partner with Amrop. She joined InterSearch as a Partner in 2010, when the Firm established in Mexico.
Malena´s relationship with the Automotive Industry dates back to the start of her career, when she worked for the then most important auto-parts manufacturer. Her profound knowledge of the automotive sector has contributed to her successfully completing challenging and very specialized searches entrusted by leading international client organizations.
She has also been effective in managing search assignment for other industries such as Industrial Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Mineral Resources, Life Sciences and Health Care, IT / Telco and Consumer Products.
Her work is focused not only on Mexican-based business but those with American, European and other countries in the Latin American and Asian Regions, utilizing her understanding of diverse cultures and skills for languages. In addition to her native Spanish, she can communicate fluently in English and has a good command of French and Italian. Malena holds a BA and an MBA from the University of the Americas in Mexico.
Widukind’s major expertise lies in the industrial sector, with a main focus on advanced technology, especially within the field of automotive. He advises clients on global megatrends such as autonomous driving, predictive safety, networked car and e-mobility. Besides the automotive area, Widukind consults companies from the electronics industry and from the FMCG sector – especially the food industry – as well as from the medical technology and chemical industry. He supports them in filling demanding vacancies both in the technical and the commercial field and is known to be a reliable and esteemed partner in challenging recruitment projects.
Widukind joined the InterSearch office in Bremen as a senior consultant in early 2012 and has been a partner since 2016, specializing in recruiting and selecting executives in Germany and internationally, highly qualified experts for small and medium companies – especially family businesses – and corporations, as well as in Management Audits for executives.
Widukind’s professional origins lie in the German Army where he initially completed his studies in political science, international law and HR management and then worked in the management of the technical departments for several years, additionally assuming responsibility for training and developing junior executives. After that he worked in external communications, most recently spending a number of years in a management position, always with a special focus on the HR business.
He is fluent in English and has a lot of experience in multinational und multicultural cooperation.
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